F1 World Championship 2018

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2/14/2018 9:49 AM

I don't believe we have a thread for this year yet do we?? So allow me to do the honours, here is the first car unveiled for 2018.... ta daaaa:

Haas unveil new VF-18 car for 2018 Formula 1 season







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2/14/2018 12:41 PM

Not yet spydee, haas looking good

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/14/2018 1:53 PM

Not bad. A little plain but I like it.

Had it been up to me I would of done black right down the middle/top of the car with the little pin stripe in red. Basicly I would of continued the front of the car's theme all the way across to the back.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/14/2018 4:02 PM

Are they going with an American driver?

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No Signature.

2/14/2018 4:10 PM

Hard to tell from these pictures, where's the Halo?

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2/14/2018 4:28 PM

BMSOBx2 wrote:

Hard to tell from these pictures, where's the Halo?

Oh its there, its black.



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2/14/2018 5:24 PM

^^^ Yep, looks like they tried to disguise it with some clever photos but it's there and it's still hideous.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/15/2018 2:42 AM

Bit of goss from BBC:

Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull are ready to "attack" Mercedes and Ferrari regularly next season. (Autosport)

The strength tests performed on F1's new 'halo' cockpit are "pretty scary" and have prompted some "heart-stopping moments" because of the loads involved. (Motorsport)

But McLaren's chief aerodynamicist Peter Prodromou says the halo opens up opportunities to gain aerodynamic performance. (ESPN)

American team Haas deny they are against the idea of hiring an American driver, but say they are not yet in a position to take a chance on a homegrown racer. (Sky Sports)

Fernando Alonso has "total" confidence that he will win with McLaren during the 2018 season now the team have switched from Honda to Renault engines. (AS via grandprix.com)

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2/15/2018 4:29 AM

ESPN going the cheap route not having their own commentary crew as far as I'm concerned. But I'm sure the Sky team, Brundle and theteam will be fine. Will Buxton is a definite loss to the broadcast.

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2/15/2018 4:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/15/2018 4:50 AM

Well Liberty Media, instead of being politically correct by offing grid girls should’ve concentrated on getting an American driver into F1, which would’ve upped there ratings here in the states

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2/15/2018 4:48 AM

KMC440 wrote:

ESPN going the cheap route not having their own commentary crew as far as I'm concerned. But I'm sure the Sky team, Brundle and theteam will be fine. Will Buxton is a definite loss to the broadcast.

I like Will Buxton, David Hobbs and Matchett, Diffey can go back to Australia, wouldn’t miss the guy

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/15/2018 7:51 AM

So excited to see what Alonso can do this year

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2/15/2018 7:57 AM

if anyone deserves a race win this year it's Alonso. Gutted he practically wasted the past couple of years of his career with that awful Honda engine.

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2/15/2018 10:40 AM

HenryA wrote:

So excited to see what Alonso can do this year

I like that he did the 24 at Daytona and raced Indy last year, very old school F1, they just don't seem to do that anymore, glad he broke the mold, although lance Stroll was racing Daytona but didn't get much hype

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/15/2018 11:00 AM

My love for Formula 1

1991-2017. Rest in peace


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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

2/15/2018 11:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/15/2018 11:02 AM

Why? The halo

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/15/2018 11:15 AM

Uncle Tony wrote:

I like that he did the 24 at Daytona and raced Indy last year, very old school F1, they just don't seem to do that anymore, glad he broke the mold, although lance Stroll was racing Daytona but didn't get much hype

Alonso has a big schedule this year. He's racing 25 races. F1, WEC and Le Mans. He's racing Le Mans 24 hour race this year and 2019.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/15/2018 11:30 AM

That's awesome

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/15/2018 11:44 AM

I think he's only missing the one WEC race (Fuji) to race F1. He's got quite the schedule for 2018.

Starting at the F1 Canadian GP he races 5 weekends in a row which includes the Le Mans 24 hour race. At the end of the year he goes from the Brazilian F1 GP to Shanghai for the WEC race then over to Abu Dhabi for the final F1 GP.

That's a whole lot of traveling. I guess it's not bad when you're paid 30 million to do it.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/15/2018 12:03 PM

Formula 1 should look at a globe when they make the schedule, Europe then to north america and back to Europe, that's got to be a heavy expense on the teams

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/15/2018 12:17 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I think he's only missing the one WEC race (Fuji) to race F1. He's got quite the schedule for 2018.

Starting at the F1 Canadian GP he races 5 weekends in a row which includes the Le Mans 24 hour race. At the end of the year he goes from the Brazilian F1 GP to Shanghai for the WEC race then over to Abu Dhabi for the final F1 GP.

That's a whole lot of traveling. I guess it's not bad when you're paid 30 million to do it.

you got horsepower when you make this happen!!!!!!


Friday, February 9, 2018
World Endurance Championship race moved to avoid Fernando Alonso-U.S. GP clash
By Nate Saunders

The World Endurance Championship has changed the date of its Fuji race to avoid a clash with the U.S. Grand Prix which would have prevented Fernando Alonso from competing at Toyota's home event.

The McLaren driver has signed up to contest the Le Mans 24 Hours this year and every round of WEC which does not clash with an F1 race. Originally, that had been four of the five races slated for 2018, with only the six-hour Fuji race presenting an overlap.



WEC has moved the event forward by a week to ensure the two-time world champion can take part. This week Toyota released footage of Alonso at the wheel of the car he will drive this season, with the Spaniard comparing it to a "rocket ship". He will partner former F1 drivers Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No.8 car for this year.

Alonso's activities away from F1 continue his quest to secure motor racing's Triple Crown, which is victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours. With two wins in Monaco he has two stages left. He competed at the Indy 500 last year but retired due to an engine failure in the closing stages. On that occasion he missed the Monaco Grand Prix but, with McLaren expecting to be more competitive this year with Renault power, the team was keen to ensure he did not sacrifice any F1 commitments this time around.

The Fuji change means Alonso's 2018 remaining race calendar now looks as follows:

March 25 - Australian GP (F1)
April 8 - Bahrain GP (F1)
April 15 - Chinese GP (F1)
April 29 - Azerbaijan GP (F1)
May 4 - Six Hours of Spa Francorchamps (WEC)
May 13 - Spanish GP (F1)
May 27 - Monaco GP (F1)
June 10 - Canadian GP (F1)
June 16/17 - 24 Hours of Le Mans (WEC)
June 24 - French GP (F1)
July 1 - Austrian GP (F1)
July 8 - British GP (F1)
July 22 - German GP (F1)
July 29 - Hungarian GP (F1)
August 19 - Six Hours of Silverstone (WEC)
August 26 - Belgian GP (F1)
September 2 - Italian GP (F1)
September 16 - Singapore GP (F1)
September 30 - Russian GP (F1)
October 7 - Japanese GP (F1)
October 14 - Six Hours of Fuji (WEC)
October 21 - U.S. GP (F1)
October 28 - Mexican GP (F1)
November 11 - Brazilian GP (F1)
November 18 - Six Hours of Shanghai (WEC)
November 25 - Abu Dhabi GP (F1)

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2/15/2018 3:24 PM

New Williams are looking awesome

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

Now that's Italian

2/15/2018 8:04 PM




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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/15/2018 8:47 PM

"The strength tests performed on F1's new 'halo' cockpit are "pretty scary" and have prompted some "heart-stopping moments" because of the loads involved. (Motorsport)"

What the hell does this mean? Scary..strong? scary...weak?
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2/16/2018 2:54 AM

BBC Gossip
Friday 16th February



McLaren technical director Tim Goss believes Pirelli's softer tyre range will result mainly in two-stop strategies for teams this season. (F1i)

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas says he has no plans to target the 'triple crown' - winning the Monaco grand prix, Indy 500 and Le Mans - any time soon.(Grandprix)

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen doesn't need specific goals to boost his motivation and would rather rely on his will to always try and do his best.(F1i)

Ferrari has received a double boost on the Formula 1 engine front for 2018, with confirmation on the dyno that it has hit reliability targets, plus encouraging results from work on a new cylinder head concept.(Motorsport)

Ross Brawn says F1 should aim for quality and not just quantity when it comes to boosting the sport's calendar of races. (F1i)

Sergey Sirotkin, who will replace Felipe Massa alongside Lance Stroll at Williams Martini Racing this year, feels excited and ready for his rookie season, as he helped the team unveil their 2018 car, the FW41, at an event in London on Thursday.(Checkeredflag)
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2/16/2018 3:04 AM

TripleFive wrote: "The strength tests performed on F1's new 'halo' cockpit are "pretty scary" and have prompted some "heart-stopping moments" because of the loads involved. (Motorsport)"

What the hell does this mean? Scary..strong? scary...weak?

Scary strong - Mercedes say they are capable of holding the weight of one of London’s iconic double decker buses - that's the equivalent of 12 tonnes balancing on a 7kg metal frame.

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2/16/2018 5:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/16/2018 6:05 AM

Thanks MAV

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/16/2018 5:27 AM

Williams should've taken kubica, money talks I guess with a rich Russian and lance stroll

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

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2/16/2018 5:35 AM

Yeah, Kubica isn't getting any younger either. They should have given him a chance in the race seat this year then if it didn't work out go with Sirotkin. Why have two inexperienced drivers?? Oh yeah there's £12m involved in the deal...

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2/16/2018 6:11 AM

Well we have Niki lauda to thank for that, btw they should put glass panes in the halo, I think it would make them more appealing

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If you like uncle tony's meatballs, you'll love his sausage

Now that's Italian